SpaceX 5 Launch ScheduleJuly 18, 2017 – 09:08 am

SpaceX 5 Launch Schedule

The next Falcon 9 v1.1 set to launch out of Florida’s Cape Canaveral has been rescheduled for January 6. The original plan was to launch the rocket on Friday, before an issue with the Static Fire test earlier in the week resulted in a technical and schedule discussion, with numerous considerations – such as the ISS’ high beta angle constraint – ultimately moving the launch date to the first week of the new year. Static Fire: This latest mission –…

Elon Musk CEO AppleJuly 16, 2017 – 08:58 am

Elon Musk CEO Apple

I certainly hope Apple gets into the car business,Musk said when asked about that possibility on Tesla s earnings call. That would be great. Musk also agreed with an analyst who said Apple s entry into the market could push broader consumer acceptance of electric vehicles. Musk has previously said he d like to see as many electric car competitors as possible. He started Tesla because he wanted to speed up the transition from gas-powered cars…

SpaceX Crash CostJuly 11, 2017 – 08:48 am

SpaceX Crash Cost

The private space company wants to be able to recover and reuse not only the Dragon cargo ship used to carry supplies to the ISS, but also the Falcon 9 rocket used to send the cargo into orbit. It’s not hard to see why. It costs about $61 million to launch a Falcon 9, and early launches weren’t recoverable. The rockets were designed to splash down in the ocean, but couldn’t survive the heat of reentering Earth’s atmosphere. Since 2011, SpaceX has…

What Solar Company does Elon Musk Own?July 8, 2017 – 08:43 am

What Solar Company does Elon Musk Own?

For well over 30 years, solar power has tried to breakthrough into the mainstream as a viable power source. Over that time, it has been held back by two things. The first was the per watt costs were too high because either high efficiency panels were too expensive to mass produce or because less expensive alternatives have not produced at a high enough efficiency level to make them viable. The second has been that solar power doesn t have the ability…

Does Elon Musk Own TeslaJuly 7, 2017 – 08:43 am

Does Elon Musk Own Tesla

Tesla Motors is one of the most extraordinary business success stories in recent decades, in part because it has accomplished what no other American company has accomplished in more than half a century: Become a viable new car company. Many successful companies arrive at success only after going through near-death experiences, and Tesla went through one in 2008. In 2008, with the global economy melting down, Tesla was behind in delivering its first…

Elon Musk Solar City StockJuly 1, 2017 – 08:24 am

Elon Musk Solar City Stock

By Originally published on . Elon Musk, already the chairman of rooftop solar installer SolarCity and its biggest shareholder, bought $5 million more of the company’s stock on Monday. Founder, chairman, and major shareholder — as well as the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX — Elon Musk made use of Monday’s horrible stock market trends to pick up 123, 510 shares in SolarCity at $40.49 — a low that has not been surpassed since . This purchase, though impressive…

Tesla and SpaceX BlogsJune 26, 2017 – 08:12 am

Tesla and SpaceX Blogs

Matt Pressman Full disclosure: after reading this profile (referenced herein) a few years ago, I invested a somewhat significant amount into TSLA (Tesla Motors). Needless to say, I’m glad I did it. I decided to revisit it, and, share the “epiphany” that came about - strangely, it was the SpaceX story that convinced me (years back) that Elon Musk would have the “chops” to build Tesla into such a revolutionary car company. One of my all-time favorite…

Where is Elon Musk Right now?June 24, 2017 – 08:10 am

Where is Elon Musk Right now?

Musk (left) made the remarks in Nevada while announcing the state would be the site for Tesla s $5 billion battery factory. Gov. Brian Sandoval (left-background) says the move will bring Nevada some 6, 500 jobs Musk says investors should be in it for the long run. If you care about the long-term, Tesla, I think the stock is a good price,he told CNBC. If you look at the short term, it is less clear. Musk made the remarks to CNBC on Thursday as he…

SpaceX TV LiveJune 20, 2017 – 07:58 am

SpaceX TV Live

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Dragon was detached from the Earth-facing side of the station’s Harmony module earlier this morning. Mission control will maneuver Dragon into place then turn it over to Expedition 41 robotic arm operators Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore of NASA for release, scheduled for approximately 9:57 a.m…

SpaceX Musk TwitterJune 16, 2017 – 07:48 am

SpaceX Musk Twitter

On June 28, 2015, following a nominal liftoff, Falcon 9 experienced an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank approximately 139 seconds into flight, resulting in loss of mission. - SpaceX statement Final microseconds of NASA s Commercial Resupply mission CRS-7. Photo: NASA. In less than a tenth of a second, the explosion vaporized 4, pounds of supplies destined for ISS astronauts, along with a docking station that, if it had made…